Regional & cross-border

Most Regional Economic integration Community (REC) processes commence with improving the situation and trade regime for cross border trade between the members countries.  These activities are complex and multi sector by nature. The main ones have been related to the various aspects of assisting RECs within regional trade policy, tariff reduction and removal NTBs, market access issues, and capacity building for trade related institutions. General as technically more specific advice on negotiating procedures in context of WTO agreements as Rules, SPS, TBT, TRIPs and TRIM are covered. BELCO has been involved with support to RECs in Africa, Asia, Balkan area, Caribbean, and Pacific. More than 20 assignments have been executed.

 

Support to RECs

  • Development of regional and national trade policy aspects
  • Capacity building for REC secretariats and organisations
  • Definition of national and regional positions in international and bilateral trade negotiations including also EPAs
  • Market access and Rules of Origin issues
  • Cross border issues
  • Customs procedures
  • Trade facilitation
  • Other sub-agreements to WTO
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